Having trouble with your job hunt? Why not expand your techniques to boss hunt as well? If you’re running into roadblocks in your job search, you’ll need to augment your techniques. Imagine those silly gatekeepers and HR specialists sifting through your one-page-advertisement sheet as they swipe by so they can rifle through the other 299 applicants and call it a day. Ain’t gonna happen. Well, you’re in luck because I have a technique that only a rare few use—boss hunting.
Regardless of your current profession, you can change to another if you truly understand these 5 requirements for a successful career change and put in the effort to ensure a smooth transition.
I'm super excited about this episode because we're going to talk about negotiating your salary. And, who doesn't love negotiating their salary? I don't know if I've ever met one person who loves this part of the job interview (or internal promotion) process. It's confusing. You don't do it very often. You're probably not any good at it. Don't sweat it! I have an approach that works!
Do you feel you continue to make poor career choices? Are you confused why you make awful job-changing decisions? There are obviously many factors that contribute to your decisions and decision-making abilities, but there are essentially 11 reasons you make bad job-changing decisions.
The modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer. There are essentially three ways this occurs: Cover Letter, Email (with attached resume), or Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Your “cover letter” has three goals, which can be accomplished in four sentences. Check out the video and grab the download to learn how and see the exact language!
I'm amazed at the laser-like focus job seekers have on finding a job by target only "jobs." You join a company. You don't join a job! Regardless of whether you desperately need a job, would like to find an alternate job, or want to evaluate the market to review better opportunities, I suggest to first target companies. Here's how to target the best companies in your job search. For most, the company you work for will have a far greater impact on your overall professional growth than the individual responsibilities you perform in your particular job.
When you’ve been “off work” for a year, three years, or a decade, returning to the workforce is daunting. As an executive recruiter, I’m often asked the best approaches to transition back to work successfully. I decided it’s time to write how to go from stay-at-home mom to professional (again). This is an updated version of a post I wrote several months ago as well as a new download!
There are two critical steps—for certain—you should take to actually resign: write the resignation letter and conduct the resignation discussion. Of course, there are other potential aspects such as transferring your knowledge to whoever will acquire your duties. Yawn. You’ve already checked out, so let’s skip the boring details in this tasty article. There’s also my personal favorite—the dreaded counteroffer. Don’t get me started.
Have you ever gotten stuck on a project? Have you ever felt stuck in life? Live long enough and you’ll become stuck over and over and over again. College students get stuck in their majors or studies. Young adults become confused in their careers. Tenured professionals know better than all the meaning of stuck—when day-in-and-day-out takes on a meaning you can comprehend only from excessive years of 9-to-5-ing it. I don’t have the silver-bullet answer, but I have what I think is the ultimate question to ask yourself when you get stuck.
Hard work sometimes pays off. Smart thinking combined with smart work will always pay off in the long run even if you stumble in the short term. You work hard. You put in the excessive hours. You work tirelessly on personal projects. How often have you wondered why you’re not further along in your career or life? Learn these 12 reasons your hard work isn’t making you successful.